31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

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31 days in West Virginia Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
Fly:  12​h
1
Charles Town
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lansing
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maxwelton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Buckhannon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Davis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Wheeling
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Guadalajara

5
nights
Charles Town

Charles Town ©
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charles Town: Berkeley Springs (Berkeley Springs Antique Mall & Berkeley Springs State Park). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, look for gifts at True Treats Historic Candy, tee off at Locust Hill Golf Course, and trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charles Town travel itinerary planner

Guadalajara, Mexico to Charles Town is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Guadalajara to Charles Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Guadalajara in December: highs in Charles Town hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Charles Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Berkeley Springs
Highlights from your plan
Bloomery Plantation Distillery ©
Bloomery Plantation Distillery
Berkeley Springs State Park ©
Berkeley Springs State Park

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Chief Logan State Park (in Logan), Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (in Parkersburg) and Point Pleasant (Mothman Museum & Tu-Endie-Wei State Park). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Governor's Mansion, take an in-depth tour of West Virginia State Museum, and pause for some photo ops at West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston holiday maker tool

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Charles Town to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Charleston are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Charleston

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Point Pleasant, Huntington, Chief Logan State Park, Mardi Gras Casino, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
Highlights from your plan
Appalachian Power Park ©
Appalachian Power Park
Chief Logan State Park ©
Chief Logan State Park

3
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Explore Lansing's surroundings by going to Winterplace Ski Resort (in Flat Top) and Beckley (Tamarack & Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum). There's much more to do: snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Class VI - Mountain River, admire the majestic nature at Hawks Nest State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lansing online tour itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Charleston to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Lansing are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maxwelton.

Things to do in Lansing

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ansted, Beckley, New River Gorge National River, Winterplace Ski Resort, Babcock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hawks Nest State Park ©
Hawks Nest State Park
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River

4
nights
Maxwelton

Maxwelton ©
Maxwelton is an unincorporated community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Maxwelton side-trips: Hillsboro (Pearl S. Buck Birthplace & Beartown State Park), Marlinton (Watoga State Park & Greenbrier River Trail) and Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (in Cass). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Lost World Caverns, ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, get engrossed in the history at Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum, and identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier.

Start your trip to Maxwelton by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Maxwelton takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Maxwelton can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buckhannon.

Things to do in Maxwelton

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg, Marlinton, Greenbrier River Trail, Pearl S. Buck Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park ©
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Watoga State Park ©
Watoga State Park
Lost World Caverns ©
Lost World Caverns

4
nights
Buckhannon

Buckhannon ©
Buckhannon is the only incorporated city in, and the county seat of, Upshur County, West Virginia, United States, and is located along the Buckhannon River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buckhannon: Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank), Weston (Appalachian Glass, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, & more) and Snowshoe Mountain Resort (in Snowshoe). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pricketts Fort State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Tygart Lake State Park, learn about winemaking at Heston Farm, and explore the galleries of Elkins Depot Welcome Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buckhannon day trip planner

You can drive from Maxwelton to Buckhannon in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Buckhannon can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Davis.

Things to do in Buckhannon

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Weston, Fairmont, Tygart Lake State Park, Green Bank Observatory, Elkins Depot Welcome Center
Highlights from your plan
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Snowshoe Mountain Resort ©
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Tygart Lake State Park ©
Tygart Lake State Park

5
nights
Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Davis: Seneca Rocks (Smoke Hole Caverns & Seneca Rocks). Spend the 24th (Sun) among lush scenery at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. On the 25th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Timberline Four Seasons Resort. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Davis trip planning site

Getting from Buckhannon to Davis by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Davis sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Davis

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures ©
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Canaan Valley Resort State Park ©
Canaan Valley Resort State Park

4
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Step out of Wheeling to go to New Cumberland and see Mountaineer Casino, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at West Virginia Independence Hall, look for gifts at Cabela's, stroll through Grand Vue Park, and steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wheeling trip planner

Traveling by car from Davis to Wheeling takes 3 hours. When traveling from Davis in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Wheeling, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wheeling

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks

Side Trips

Moundsville, Cabela's, Mountaineer Casino
Highlights from your plan
Oglebay Park ©
Oglebay Park
West Virginia Independence Hall ©
West Virginia Independence Hall
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

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